General Builders Merchant - East Devon

Price : £1,800,000

Business Reference No. 12753A

  • Established and very successful
  • Well-known and popular brand name
  • Enviable reputation for quality of goods and services
  • Trade mainly focused on commercial customer trade, especially within the building, construction and landscaping sectors
  • Circa 1,350 account customers
  • Business operated almost entirely on a ‘fully managed’ basis (owner has very minimal part-time involvement)
  • Turnover £6m+ (Adjusted Net Profit £661,000)
  • Real scope for further development
  • Offered for sale to enable owner to embark on a totally different business venture (having been involved in the merchant trade sector for the past 28 years)

THE BUSINESS : Established by our vendor client in 2012, the company’s business is that of a General Builders Merchant. Although the trade is mainly concentrated within east Devon and the Exeter area, the business directly services its main customers throughout the South West (to whom larger orders are fulfilled through its own delivery service). It also supplies some of its main customers elsewhere in the country but in these instances independent transportation services are used to deliver the goods. Originally the trade was primarily based on timber and sheet materials sales but, although sales of these products remain buoyant, general builders supplies have overtak...

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